1ContainerGrape TomatoesTomatoes have two key nutrients that have a big impact on heart health: lycopene and potassium. Some research shows that lycopene may lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.
1/2CupGreen OlivesOlives are very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants. Studies show that they are good for the heart, and may protect against osteoporosis and cancer. The healthy fats in olives are extracted to produce extra virgin olive oil, one of the key components of the incredibly healthy Mediterranean diet.
2Chopped Green OnionsOnion is high in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants and some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
1/2CupSunflower SeedsSunflower seeds contain high levels of both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats, and may help reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels.
1/2Cup Raw AlmondsThe health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.